moving to a new house and small flare

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   Posted 3/13/2008 1:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everybody, Since you are my cyber family, I wanted to tell you why I'm facing a flare.  We are moving to a new house, which of course is great, it's two times bigger than the current one, and all of us are very excited.  So one week ago I started packing, which is a very tiring procedure, I found out things I didn't even know I had.  So the packing goes on and on, and then two days ago my oldest daughter who is 12 comes down with a high fever and tonsillitis (sp?)  so she starts a course of antibiotics and then same afternoon her throat closes completely, she lost her voice.  Back to the doctor, he tells us she has to have a round of steroids too, because he was afraid her throat would swell.  She also got her period, so she is feeling awful.
So I am trying to pack and also work 8 hours a day, and then sleepless nights because I have to take care of her.  Now, my husband is helping but you know how children are, when they are sick, they want their mom (which is only natural).
So guess what?  My guts started making all these strange noises, and then the big D.  I mean it's just like water.  Thank God I'm not nauseous.  But how can I do all these things?  I mean not even the healthiest person in the world would make it easily. 
We hired somebody to move all the big stuff (couches, beds etc) on Saturday with a big truck, but we will do all the rest ourselves, because it's too expensive (they charge approx. USD 5 for every box).
Any advices on how to cope these days?  The weather has changed also, which always affects me.  It's warm today, a real spring day.
P.S. My daughter is feeling a lot better, so that's the most important thing for now!

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   Posted 3/13/2008 2:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Christina,
Congrats on the new house and I am sorry your daughter is sick. I hope she gets better soon. With the whole move thats what brought on your flare. You need to try to relaxe and don't over do things. Good luck with your move.
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   Posted 3/13/2008 3:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations on your new house and move....and I am glad that your daughter is feeling better. I don't know if the move was your major trigger or your little girl being sick. If one of my daughters gets sick, or I worry about them for whatever'm in a new flare. Now that she is feeling better....try to take extra good care of yourself. Make sure you don't get dehydrated with all this D...maybe some immodium would help slow things down until you get yourself to your "new bathroom". ...and settled somewhat...then I would try to get extra rest...hopefully your husband will be good about it. Too bad if the boxes don't get unpacked right away...they will not go away and will still be there for you to see to when you are rested. You have to take care of yourself. 2 months from now it won't matter one bit if your hubby had to go dig for his underwear or coffee mug through a few boxes for a few won't kill him. ....but if you push yourself too may end up in hospital with a major flare....that won't help anyone.
God Bless you and keep prayers are with you and your family.
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   Posted 3/13/2008 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   

A new house, how wonderful.  I would remind you to slow down when you start to feel your anxiety rising. Take some rest time out for you.

If you find things you did not know you even had or even need, bag them and donate them to Epilepsy or whoever will come to the house and pick them up. Just think you will not have to unpack them that way.

Try to stick to your normal dietary plan and stay on course as much as possible.

Bless you



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